Simon Doonan
Simon Doonan Simon Doonan

Simon Doonan is an author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York.

Five-ring Circus
Feb. 7 2014 7:09 PMThe Gayest Olympics EverSorry, Vlad. Sochi's opening ceremony was theatrical, flamboyant, and fabulously haughty.
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Jan. 13 2014 1:44 PMI Got HackedAnd it felt great.
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Dec. 17 2013 2:50 PMWhy the Art World Is So LoathsomeEight theories.
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Dec. 9 2013 11:40 AMA $335,000 Tiara? You Shouldn’t Have!Absurdly expensive gifts for the super-rich.
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Oct. 23 2013 11:45 PMPop Stars Are Dressing Like Porn StarsEnough!
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Oct. 3 2013 12:47 PMWho Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?Not Gwyneth Paltrow.
Outward
Sept. 6 2013 10:57 AMRemembering Fashion’s Fallen Heroes
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Aug. 5 2013 2:28 PMIt Gets WorseHow come nobody is making educational videos for straight teens?
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July 18 2013 12:27 PMIs Europe Still Worth the Schlep?You can buy croissants at Costco.
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May 8 2013 2:50 PMThe Problem With Handsome, Enigmatic MenThey’re boring.
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April 4 2013 5:44 AMThe Healing Power of Holding a GrudgeOur softy culture says we should forgive even the most heinous crimes. Sometimes it’s healthier not to.
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March 11 2013 7:30 AMDavid Bowie Taught Me How to Tart UpAnd it saved me from losing my mind.
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Jan. 24 2013 1:26 PMWaiting for BardotHave the French lost their je ne sais quoi?
Holidays
Dec. 20 2012 5:22 AMAnd the Loveliest Tree in America Is …Announcing the winner of Simon Doonan’s holiday tree competition.
Holidays
Dec. 6 2012 5:45 PMYou’ve Gotta Have BallsThe secret to decorating a great holiday tree. Plus: Enter Slate’s tree-trimming contest!
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Jan. 27 2014 11:47 PMFrockophany!Even the Grammy gowns are tame. Why are we still so obsessed with award-show fashion?
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Dec. 18 2013 7:23 AMMarilyn Monroe’s Two SecretsWhat I learned about the icon by folding her capri pants.
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Dec. 10 2013 12:42 PMThis Year Everyone Gets NeonA colorful bargain gift guide for everyone on your list.
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Nov. 3 2013 11:41 PMArchitects Are the New ComediansWhat makes today’s signature skyscrapers such a laugh riot?
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Oct. 11 2013 1:09 PMAnd the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Is …Sally Brandau.
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Sept. 26 2013 1:03 PMHow I Became a Fashion Don’tThe case for growing old ungracefully.
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Sept. 3 2013 5:45 AMKate Moss and MeEncounters with the coolest girl in the world—and how we both found a home in fashion.
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July 24 2013 6:56 PMWhat Is It About a Woman in High Heels?Why Anthony Weiner, and men like him, dig porno pumps.
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May 23 2013 12:37 PMKeep the Candelabra Flame BurningLiberace was a daring, fabulous showman, but he’s in danger of being forgotten. Don’t let his gay legacy die!
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April 22 2013 12:27 PMSave Me From the Dark Green Eco-ZealotsOh, the humiliations I have suffered.
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April 1 2013 7:53 AMBring Back the AfroHow a date with Blaxsploitation queen Pam Grier kindled my nostalgia for the regal, natural, glamorous hairdo.
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Feb. 24 2013 11:23 PMOscar Shocker!Movie stars rivet the entire world by wearing stunningly conventional evening gowns.
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Jan. 11 2013 7:45 AMBring Back Prohibition!All right already with braying drunks and boozy breath.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 12 2012 1:15 PMThe Culture Gabfest: “I Normally Have To Be Drunk Off My Ass To Do This” EditionSlate's podcast about Beasts of the Southern Wild, why the art world is so despicable, and Beck’s Song Reader.
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Nov. 5 2012 10:56 AMBloomberg’s BloviatingThe insanity of all the bureaucratic back-patting after Sandy.

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